It’s been a funny old week this week. I am feeling the cabin fever setting in already and the dark, windy, rainy days are really getting to me. It’s hard when winter comes around to get used to it at first I think. It doesn’t help filming, food styling or getting any work done what-so-ever either. So this week I have not been eating healthy, been not getting things done like I normally do and keeping on top of the house, the kids, the husband, and myself, ooops. But I just think sometimes life is like that and well there is always next week right?
It’s Friday and it’s time to put all that grumble behind me. I am looking forward to going to Mumsnet Blogfest this weekend and seeing so many good friends too. I can’t wait to learn and get motivated again on my blog. I love the buzz and inspiration that you feel after a blogging conference. I always come home with fresh ideas, new hope and direction and feeling my energy about work lifted!
THIS WEEK WE ARE LOVING…
I have been reading numerous styling blog posts this week whether it’s for styling the seasons, styling for the festive holiday ahead, or just mere entertainment there is inspiration flooding the blogosphere this week. Here are a few I have really enjoyed reading this week.
Peg Board Styling – Capture By Lucy
A Christmas Bedroom Makeover – MummyDaddyMe
Making a Cosy Autumn Home – Life at the Little Woods
I have not been listening to much music this week. I think when I get the blahs I really step back from listening to it. It either makes me feel more down in the dumps or my mood just can’t match the upbeat songs I normally belt out all over the house. Complete fail here this week.
It’s a NEW episode of My Expat Life. This round I had numerous people asking for advice and tips for soon-to-be expats so I dedicated one whole episode to it. But please keep your amazing questions coming in there still a few more episodes to go in the series. I want all your questions to be asked and answered! Here is my 10 Top Tips for Soon-To-Be Expats! Let me know what you think please.
Its a first but I have clearly but loving the color black this week. I hardly own anything black but I have really pulled it all out this week. I blame the horrible weather and matching my wardrobe to it’s gloomy dark skies and horrible storms. It also has been a week full of large loose curls. I have recently bought a new curling wand that is large than my last and I have to say I absolutely love it. I can wear my hair curled all week with it and look like I just did it. I like the lighter curls than my normal tight curls on me. It gives it a more casual look too.
The kids have been pulling out their new winter wardrobe. MM has really jumped in sizes so we have had to practically buy her new everything. I absolutely love her new multi colored catamimi tights. I even had to go for a size four year old sweater for this gorgeous teal Billieblush bird sweater, sadly her “ducky” is in the way so you can see the 3d bird on the front of it. I wish it came in my size too. B is strutting his new jacket like he is 14 and not 4! How do they look so grown up here? It is scary how fast time is going. MM loves her new Mini Boden hat, scarf and matching coat. She refuses to wear light pink, everything has to be this hot pink color. I have been trying to find other colors that will match it so she doesn’t end up in all hot pink.
I am such a huge foodie and I have been a mad woman on a mission in the kitchen. I have been baking and cooking up new things every day this week from soups, stews, to roasts and creme brûlées. This delicious Vegetable Beef Stew was made in my Tefal Cook4Me along with ten other recipes I tried and tested and can’t wait to share my video review soon.
AND LASTLY… FESTIVE INTERIOR
It’s also Christmas time and with that the festive decorations slowly get pulled out of their hiding places and dotted around houses around the world. Each year, I like to get a few new items to add to my collection for the holidays. I was lucky enough to be sent this stunning star from Jackie K. They have the most gorgeous Scandinavian festive decor stars I have ever seen. I adore mine in my front window and the kids love looking up at it. I keep telling them to make a wish upon a star. They giggle and silently make their wishes for the holiday ahead I assume. The details on this one is to perfection and when it’s lit up it really does cast a lovely glow throughout our living room. I just might have to keep it up all year round.
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